‘Leave no trace’: Glastonbury festival ‘saves more carbon emissions than it produces’
The Independent says GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, which creates a makeshift city of more than 200,000 people in the Somerset countryside, has a net positive impact on the climate, new analysis has found.
Despite producing more than 2,000 tonnes of waste, Glastonbury saves nearly 600 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to analysis by the environmental advisory group The Eco Experts.
The main reason it saves emissions is due to the thousands of trees planted in the local area since 2000, which will now absorb around 800 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, according to The Eco Experts’ calculations. But it offsets its emissions in other ways too.
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